Security

Security Personnel

Air Products employs security personnel globally, including a cyber investigation team, with much of our staff having prior security, audit and law enforcement backgrounds. All third-party contracted security personnel are properly vetted to ensure professional services are achieved around the globe.

Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs)

Air Products has a regimented, global SVA programme in place supported by trained personnel and global policies and standards. The SVA process systematically assesses the risks at each facility and determines security measures needed to ensure risks are properly mitigated.

Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standard (CFATS)

Our security and process safety teams are actively engaged in the CFATS effort. We have completed the “Top Screens”, SVAs and Site Security Plans (SSPs) per the regulation and are waiting to receive preliminary approval of our plans. Once approved, the Department of Homeland Security will visit the site and complete an audit to confirm that the SSP has been properly implemented. The work we have already done to comply with the ACC Security Code should greatly reduce the need for additional security upgrades at our U.S. facilities.

U.S. Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programmes

Air Products is a certified and validated C-TPAT member, and we remain committed to the programme. We consistently look to maintain the highest level of security and integrity across our supply chains.

Transport Security

Under our EH&S Corporate Risk Management Process, our Transport Risk Team evaluates toxic-by-inhalation and flammable gases and chemicals that meet our established corporate risk criteria, and completes assessments to analyse transport risk. This analysis includes a Process Safety review, evaluating package specifications and sizes, shipment frequency, route, carriers, emergency response capability and elements of Responsible Care in the supply chain.

Global Security Incident Reporting System

We have implemented a global incident reporting system to respond to suspicious behaviour and other security-related activity. All incidents are recorded and investigated by appropriate internal resources as well as external law enforcement agencies, including the regional Joint Terrorism Task Forces in the U.S.

Employee Travel Security Programme

  • Air Products utilises a web-based travel tracking tool that enables us to identify, locate and communicate with employees travelling anywhere in the world. Our Global Security and Global Health & Wellness organisations provide security and medical advisories to employees travelling internationally.
  • Security programme for employees entering high-risk locations: A security risk assessment is completed for all employees who travel to high-risk locations, including evaluation of travel, accommodation and evacuation plans.
  • On our corporate Intranet, our World Alert Website provides current security and medical information for major events such as pandemics. Additionally, a list of high risk locations, posted travel restrictions and travel advisories are available to our global employees.

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Emergency Preparedness

We have emergency response plans in place at all of our plant sites and mandatory employee training requirements that are tailored to the level of response. Our Global Crisis Management Plan includes:

• Global and regional crisis management teams

• Crisis management training programs

• Quarterly crisis management meetings

• Annual and site-specific drills/tabletops

• Facility database populated with critical information for all global sites

• Pandemic planning

• 24/7 Global Security Operations Centre

• Employee Emergency Line

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